The online event ASCAP Experience 2021 will host two free online conferences today, with composers Isobel Waller-Bridge, Ruth Barrett, Segun Akinola, and Lorne Balfe.
What They Don’t Teach You in Music School – July 14, 2021 – 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET / 9 pm CEST
Music education is of course important to being a successful composer for film or TV, but there are plenty of crucial career lessons that you simply can’t learn in the classroom. Three of today’s most exciting British composers for film and television: Isobel Waller-Bridge, Ruth Barrett, and Segun Akinola, moderated by Simon Greenaway, ASCAP, will discuss what they’ve learned on the job the hard way. They’ll talk about how to manage difficult personalities, dealing with criticism, meeting deadlines, managing expectations, how to say “no” and more.
Scoring for Superheroes: Lorne Balfe and the Music of Black Widow – July 14, 2021 – 12:45 pm PT / 3:45 pm ET / 9:45 pm CEST
Over 20+ years in the scoring trenches, composer Lorne Balfe has crafted world-class music for action thrillers (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), animated comedies (The Lego Batman Movie), historical dramas (The Crown), video games (Assassin’s Creed III) and more. His next big score is Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, in theaters now. Moderated by Simon Greenaway, ASCAP, Balfe will explain what it was like to capture one of Marvel’s most complex heroes with music. As a special bonus, he’ll break down his scoring process for one of the scenes from the film.
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